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Month: February 2020

Student Union Accounts Show Strong Financial Year

The College Tribune has obtained the UCD Students’ Union Financial accounts for the Year 2018/19. The organisation’s 2019/20 budget is also included in the document released by the Union. We’ve put together the most notable figures from these documents and…

American Football Kickoff Best Year Yet

UCD American Football, founded in 2009, are entering their eleventh competitive kitted season this year and their ninth year competing in the Shamrock Bowl Conference, which is the top division in the American Football Ireland league. In November of 2019,…

Food Review: PÁNG

PÁNG, Kevin Street Lower, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★    € € Pang is a Vietnamese-inspired casual eatery which specialises in rice-paper rolls. They also offer traditional and modern interpretations of Vietnamese dishes, with options suitable for all tastes and diets…

An Insider Look at UCD’s Global Lounge

Most people associate the Gerald Manley Hopkins Building primarily with the Main Restaurant and Subway, but the real heart of the building is in its basement – where the Global Lounge is. Being an international student myself, the Global Lounge…

New Year, New Vibes: Making the most out of 2020

New Years may have come and gone, and it might have even tried eating you up, but hey, there are still 11 more months to this year. Here’s 6 quick tips that won’t make you go, “Ugh, I wasted another…

Students Protest Rent Increase and Interrupt University Management Meeting

Various student groups have protested the recently announced rent hikes on campus. On Tuesday, February 18th, over one hundred students marched to UCD’s Tierney’s building. The protest coincided with a meeting of the University Management Team (UMT), who made the…

L&H Suffer “Catastrophic” Year

Financial debt, loss of corporate sponsors, multiple attempts to remove the Auditor, legal troubles, the resignation of over one third of the committee, large drop in membership; these are just some of the incidents that have plagued UCD’s Literary and…

A Single Person’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

The smell of a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar follows you home like a cigarette you haven’t smoked. Anatomically incorrect hearts dance about the streets. You try to ignore them, but they know what avoidance smells like, and you stink. It’s…

Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’

Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ ★ ★ ★   Richard Jewell is the name of the latest Clint Eastwood film and also its titular character. Jewell was a real person who detected a bomb threat at a…

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…

Valentine’s Day Netflix Recommendations

Call Me by Your Name Film ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Although the film was released in 2017 Call Me by Your Name will continue to deserve endless re-watches, especially now that it is available on Netflix. Based on the…

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…